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Teacher Of Food Technology & Catering - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-50T
  • Posted:07/10/2019
  • Pay:Main Pay Scale
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/10/2019 at 15:30
  • Interviews:w/c 28th October


Teacher of Food Technology & Catering

 Salary- Main Scale (Fringe)

Starting: As soon as possible

 We require a dynamic, motivated, pro-active and well-organised individual to join a well-established team delivering the food technology and catering curriculum, from core offer through to examination groups.  You will be teaching Year 6, KS3, KS4 and Sixth Form students with a wide range of social, emotional or mental health needs.  The successful candidate will have a direct impact on pupils’ lives, raising aspirations and improving opportunities for our young people.

An engaging and dynamic teaching style is essential, working with students in our professional-standard teaching kitchen.  The role will be demanding and challenging, but rewarding. Knowledge of SEN strategies and experience is desirable.  You will be a team member in a wider faculty, as well as a pastoral form tutor.

All of our learners have EHCPs and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement.  West Heath School work towards the end goal of helping students to re-integrate into mainstream learning as well as preparing them for adulthood.

Key Requirements


  • Full driving licence and use of own vehicle
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • To be able to implement and deliver appropriate differentiated and personalised learning
  • Delivery of a subject specialism
  • Excellent team work skills, with a flexible, engaging and adaptable approach
  • To work as part of a tutor team
  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • Emotionally robust and resilient
  • To support pupil progression and transition to appropriate education provision



  • Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite
  • Regular mentoring and coaching
  • Regular training from internal and external experts
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

Closing Date – Wednesday 23rd October at 3.30pm

Interviews w/c 28th October

Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post.

 Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the advertised closing date should we find a suitable candidate.

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding March 2017

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Finch
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: hr@westheathschool.com

Fax: 01732 456 734

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.